THE DISCIPLINARY HEARING of CIMA member Margaret May continued this week, with May herself taking the stand for a five-and-half-hour cross-examination.
Accused of misconduct, the early stages of the hearing last month descended into an unpleasant character dissection; May was accused of deliberately misrepresenting the conclusions of an executive council meeting and mounting a personal attack upon CIMA president Charles Tilley.
The case continues on 5 July; May has accused CIMA of abuse of process, saying the way in which the issue was handled and referred by the institute left much to be desired.
Both parties have now called five witnesses, with May enlisting two past presidents to give evidence on her behalf; it now remains to hear the closing submissions, although this could be delayed due to the abuse-of-process complaint.
Despite the hearings being public, CIMA appears reluctant to spread the word and has refused to disclose who is present at each hearing. Accountancy Age was initially tipped off by a source close to the proceedings and has since relied on updates from those present.
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